Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Truman, Mt. Lafayette, NH
Trails: Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail, Greenleaf Trail, Old Bridle Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I dropped my bicycle at Lafayette campground and parked at the Basin. All good.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The water crossings on Flume Slide Trail are rock hops.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Flume Slide Trail: There are 5 stepovers, all of which are large enough to need a chainsaw; they are all on the lower part of the trail. The last one is about 0.1 miles above the last water crossing. Franconia Ridge Trail: The new (white) blazes are awesome and an incredibly fabulous person was out with a chainsaw and did some amazing work! Wowza there are a lot of freshly cut large blowdowns - thank you! There are two new ones (both amenable to a handsaw) between Liberty Springs and Little Haystack. The one closer to Liberty Springs is forcing people to cut a bypass around it (it’s gnarly but it’s just a zillion little branches really). Greenleaf (from the hut up): looks good. OBP: The upper part looks good; there are two stepovers (both amenable to a handsaw) in that section with the absolutely beautiful new rock steps. Wowza. So pretty.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few today and they seemed to be doing well!  
Bugs: Lots but strangely I came away with no bites. Lucky me!! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There is a green knit sweater on the Flume Slide/Liberty Springs junction sign. It was too early in my day for me to consider packing it out (sorry).  
Comments: Up Flume Slide, over Franconia Ridge, down Greenleaf to the hut and then down OBP. I then rode my bicycle back to the Basin, where I left my car.
There is only monorail between Flume and Liberty. I did wear tracfion on the Flume descent but you could consider not bringing any at all, for this route. There is some mud but it’s mostly rock hoppable. Overall this route was much more dry than I expected. The Flume Slide is in good shape, though the ledges are a bit wet. And the lower part of this trail is a painted trillium explosion - so pretty!!
Lots of people out enjoying this near-windless day. Though it started out cloudy the skies cleared around 11am.  
Name: Bikecamphikegirl 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-23 
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